Sunday, 6 July 2014

Summer at last!

Just hoping the last two weeks aren't all we're going to get! For once, Scotland seems to have had better weather than the rest of the country but as we start our school holidays this week, I fear things will probably revert to form before long!

Anyway, it's a new month, and at Stamping Sensations we are brightening things up whatever the weather with a theme of

***** SUMMER BLOOMS *****

Garden glories or wildflowers or weeds, we don't care which, just show us flowers galore! But please do remember, as we are a stamping challenge there must be some hand rubber stamping on your project. Entries containing only digital images will not be considered for the prize or top 3.
Making a return visit as our sponsor for July is the wonderful Heartfelt Creations, who are generously offering a voucher to the value of $60 to spend in their online store.
They have asked us to point out that should the prize winner live outside the USA, a charge for postage, packing and shipping will apply.
For my card I've taken inspiration from the masses of beautiful wildflowers adorning our hedgerows just now.
The background was colour washed with diluted Distress Inks on water colour paper, then various flowers and a couple of butterflies were stamped over. Some of the flowers were coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils. Stamps used were from Lavinia Stamps, Chocolate Baroque and Crafty Individuals. The sentiment is by Inkylicious.
Flowers are, of course, one of my favourite topics for cards, so I am really looking forward to seeing lots of lovely entries full of summer blooms! My fabulous teamies have definitely excelled themselves this month with their gorgeous creations, so don't forget to check them out on the Challenge Blog if you are in need of inspiration. Thanks for looking!


Maxine D said...

Lynne this is such a beautiful card - love the background and the stamping which gives real depth to the card.
I do hope summer lasts more than two weeks for you :-)

mamapez5 said...

A truly lovely card Lynne. I think wild flowers are almost better than cultivated ones sometimes. I love the honeysuckle. Kate x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a sweet scenery!
greetings, Alie

brenda said...

This puts me in mind of a hazy hot summer morning in the countryside Lynne and I just love it.

B x

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous card Lynne, it really captures the essence of a summer meadow.
Jean x

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE it! Very beautiful - makes me want to go for a walk along those very hedgerows!

Tracy said...

This is beautiful. Love the colours.
happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

This is sooooo pretty Lynne. The flowers and butterflies can't be beaten for the feel good factor and the soft colours on your background as lovely.

I do hope you get some nice weather for the summer hols. It's been a tad too warm for me down here recently, lol!

Lesley Xx

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